This stars and stripes Corvette is going to be everywhere the rest of this summer, and Larry Courtney, shown at right, is going to be a busy man!
Courtney, founder of Corvettes on Woodward and one of the directors of America's Corvette Club of Michigan, is Michigan Captain of the 2014 Corvette Caravan to the National Corvette Museum (NCM).
Determined he must find a way to wrap his silver C5 Corvette in the flag of the United States of America, and then use his car to attract attention to the Michigan chapter of the outrageous caravan to the NCM just two years from now, Courtney has succeeded! The event will draw tens of thousands of Corvettes from all over hte world for the caravan.
The big reveal of the special car was last Saturday at the Corvettes America car show. Tomorrow, the car will be seen briefly at the GM Heritage Center in Warren, MI, and then it's off to Courtney and wife Verna's biggest event of the year: Corvettes on Woodward (from noon to about 7:30 at the hotel, and then south on Woodward).
You may know that last year 563 Corvettes paraded out of the Radisson Hotel (Bloomfield Hills) parking lot and out onto Woodward Avenue, and then south for miles to Royal Oak, where donations and contributions were taken to the Open Hands Food Pantry.
A number of vendors and sponsors will be present tomorrow, including Callaway Cars and our Matick Chevrolet. A special PowerPoint presentation on Callaway will be made by National Callaway Product Manager Chris Chessnoe.
International and national press will be on-site. One man has flown in his Corvette from Sweden. The cost is just $5 (part of which goes to charity). See you there!